Alpha Erased (Alpha Girls #9) by Aileen Erin
Published by: Ink Monster LLC | Publication date: May 12th 2020
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Tessa—part witch, part werewolf, raised human and now the unofficial leader of a newly minted supernatural alliance—thinks nothing of her brother, Axel, texting her and Dastien to meet up. The location pin is in a weird spot, but maybe he found a magical anomaly? But when Tessa steps into the darkened warehouse, she doesn’t expect to see her brother laying in a pool of his own blood, smell the sulfuric scent of black magic, or feel the pain of her mate being shot full of silver.
Tessa has seconds to make a choice, but there’s only one thing she can do to save the two most important men in her life—sacrifice herself.
The last thing Dastien hears from Tessa is her pl | ea—help Axel. Then their bond goes silent. He can’t hear her. He can’t feel her. And there’s no sign of the attackers who took her.
Dastien does everything he can to save Axel before calling his friends in a panic. It takes all of them to find Tessa, but when Dastien’s finally reunited with her, there’s no sign of recognition in her eyes.
No magic in her touch.
No wolf beneath the surface.
Everything that made Tessa who she was…has been erased.
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Aileen Erin, On handling negative reviews:
There’s nothing worse for an author than getting a negative review. Even three-star reviews can cut deep when you’ve poured your soul into a book. If you’re only getting bad reviews, then it’s time to pause and work on your craft. But if you’re getting more good than bad reviews, then there’s really only one thing an author can do:
Ignore your negative reviews entirely.
I know it’s hard not to read all of them, but if you read a negative review, you might be tempted to argue with the reviewer. Don’t do that. I’m serious.
Whatever you do, do NOT argue with any reviewer. Ever.
Arguing that a reviewer shouldn’t feel a certain way about your book is pointless. You can’t control what someone else feels. Arguing that they missed something or didn’t read something the way you intended is also pointless. You can’t control how they read something. You can only control what you put on the page, and fighting against interpretations or feelings is a complete waste of time and energy.
Once you finish writing a book, that’s it. The book is out of your hands, and the readers will interpret and make judgments and decide what they think about it. If they didn’t like the book, then that’s their choice.
Almost worse than arguing with a reviewer—reading negative reviews of your books might change the way you write, destroy your confidence in your writing, or worst of all—it might make you quit writing altogether. And that would be truly sad. The people who love your books are out there wanting to hear more from you and your characters, and if you let a few bad reviews hold you back, then that’s a real shame.
You didn’t write the book for the people who hated it. The people who gave it 1-, 2-, or even a harsh 3-star review aren’t your readers.
You wrote it for the readers that gave you 4- and 5-star reviews. They’re your audience.
Focus on those positive reviewers. Reach out to them. And keep honing your craft to engage those readers. Eventually, your fans will drown out all those pesky negative reviews, and you won’t sweat them at all.
Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100% nerd–from Star Wars (prequels don’t count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW), she reads Quenya and some Sindarin, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and spends her days doing her favorite things: reading books, creating worlds, and kicking ass.
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